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On December 26, 2004 a scraping reached a breaking point ne

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Chrissy Dixon

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Transcript of On December 26, 2004 a scraping reached a breaking point ne

On December 26, 2004 a scraping reached a breaking point near the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.
The 2004 tsunami revealed that the Indian Ocean was in desperate need of a Tsunami Warning System, much like the one shown below.
A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by under water earthquakes, landslides, or volcanic eruptions.

More rarely, a tsunami can be generated by a giant meteor impact with the ocean.
More than 1,500 people died in Rikuzentakata, one of several towns eradicated by a tsunami that hit Japan.
Tsunamis and Earthquakes
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